The Drug & Alcohol Abuse

The Drug & Alcohol Abuse

       BULLYING has been receiving a lot of attention in the media lately. It’s become almost commonplace to hear about frustrated parents who take matters into their own hands to defend their children against bullies or, sadly, the heartbreaking stories of suicides committed by young people who were bullied and pushed too much and too far.

In addition to the extreme of suicide, there are many other problems associated with bullying that affect both the bully and the bullied. Along with the embarrassment of being bullied, young people who are the targets of bullying may also face: depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, higher rates of substance abuse, eating disorders, fear, loneliness, academic struggles, insomnia, headaches, stomach ailments, and other health problems. Without help, many of these problems can worsen and even continue into adulthood.

Children who are bullies frequently struggle with significant problems of their own. Studies have shown that bullies often don’t do well in school, may come from a troubled home life, and are more likely to be involved in violent or delinquent behavior. Without intervention this pattern of behavior also may continue into adulthood. In this issue of Alert we hope to raise awareness of bullying and its potential side effects … Continue reading

International Snowmobile Safety

International Snowmobile Safety

January 13-19, 2013

International Snowmobile Safety Week

Bethel Family Clinic supports SAFE RIDERS! You make snowmobiling safe.

Safe Snowmobiling Means…
1. Never consume alcohol or drugs before or during snowmobiling.
2. Become familiar with the snowmobile you ride.
3. Operate at safe and reasonable speeds.
4. Stay on trails and areas where snowmobiling is permitted.
5. Avoid travel on unfamiliar frozen bodies of water.
6. Using extra caution at night.
7. Keep your snowmobile properly maintained.
8. Become familiar with the terrain you will travel on.
9. Listen to the weather forecast before you leave.
10. Always wear a helmet and proper clothing.
11. Never riding alone, and letting someone know where you are going and when you plan to return.

12.Carrying emergency supplies and learning survival skills.


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